Traditionally, school holidays had between 3-4 weeks in April and August but the new term dates have limited April and August holidays to 3 weeks making it difficult for varsity students to prepare. But we hope Universities will adjust their programs to fit the ministry's term dates.
The restructuring of term dates was implemented by Education CS Dr. Fred Matiang'i as a strategy to curb KCSE examinations cheating which had rampantly been anticipated from previous years.
In a circular labeled MOE.HQS/S/6/72 and released on 21st Oct 2016, Mr Matiang'i announced the new changes that would take effect from 4th Jan 2016 when all schools are instructed to roll their programs to the new changes.
Its our wish that all stakeholder's expectations are met and also sanity is restored to the education sector for the best of our country and the future of our children.